Last Friday members of local law enforcement and other community members got together to bid farewell to long term Police Chief Sebastion (Bast) Donaruma. It was a wonderful little ceremony where officers and friends lined the walkway outside of the police department to honor the Chief. And at the end their was a nice little silly string surprise that put a big smile on the Chiefs face. He has been an important part of the community for a long time and will be missed. Good luck in further pursuits.
Chief Sebastian Donaruma became the Chief of Police of the Readington Township Police Department on January 1st 2010. He started his law enforcement career in 1984, when he joined the Readington Township Police Department as a Special Police Officer. In 1987 he was hired as a Patrol Officer, upon graduating from the Police Academy he was assigned to Hunterdon County Narcotics Task Force, where he participated in undercover narcotic investigations. In 1996 he was assigned to the detective bureau, where he stayed until 1998 when he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant. In 2002 he was promoted to Lieutenant.
While employed with the Readington Township Police Department he has served in a variety of assignments, and has received numerous awards and recognition. Since 1996 he also served as the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for Readington Township. Chief Donaruma is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session #238. He is currently Sergeant-at-Arms for New Jersey State Association Chiefs of Police and President of the Hunterdon County Chiefs of Police Association.